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APRIL 12 Domino Effect to perform 10 p.m. April 12. Congress Street Social Club, 411 W. Congress St. Domino Effect is playing a live concert April 12 at Congress Street Social Club. The show is free and suitable for ages 21 and older. For more information, call 912-238-1985.

APRIL 13 Savannah Sacred Harp Singers 1-4 p.m. April 13. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on April 13 at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. For more information, call 912-655-0994 or go to Jet Edison to perform 10 p.m. April 13. Mojo’s, 307 W. River St. Jet Edison is playing a live concert April 13 at Mojo’s. Jet Edison has emerged from the Colorado music scene as a top rock/ fusion band. This concert is free and suitable for ages 21 and older.

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Animation festival: Check out 39 films from all over the world Saturday at the Coastal Georgia Center. 12-13



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Inauguration of 13th SSU president Cheryl D. Dozier will be sworn in as the 13th president of Savannah State University on campus at 10 a.m. April 12, and the public is invited to participate in a week of events to celebrate the occasion. For gala tickets and a complete schedule of activities, go to www.

Fairy and Gnome Home Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Oatland Island Wildlife Center presents a day of enchantment at the “Fairy and Gnome Home Festival” on April 13. This day is all about the “wee folk” and encouraging active, imaginative, outdoor play. Costumes are encouraged! For information, go to www. or call 912-395-1500.

April 11: International Day 9:30-10:45 a.m.: Forum on global citizenship in Student Union rooms A & B. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Essay contest judging and awards in Student Union rooms A & B. 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Poetry and life lessons with Tavares Stephens in Student Union rooms A & B. 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Haitian designer Hadascha will display attire in the King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom. 5 p.m.: Residential hall renaming and bust unveiling ceremony, Alexis Circle. 6-9 p.m.: Tastes of the World food tasting and performances by the Soweto Street Beat Dancers in the King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom. April 12: Investiture and Gala 10-11:30 a.m.: Inauguration in Tiger Arena. 7:30 p.m.: Inaugural Gala at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Individual tickets are $150, tables are $1,500 and sponsorships range from $2,500-$25,000. Proceeds support need-based scholarships.

Pikes and Pets Fundraiser 1-2:30 p.m. April 13. Armstrong Atlantic State University. Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity of Armstrong Atlantic State University and TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store are joining forces for the first annual Pikes and Pets Fundraiser, to benefit Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah animal adoption and care programs. There is no entry fee for the event. There’s a suggested minimum donation of $5, or a donation of pet supplies, per pet for the costume and trick contests. All of the money raised will be donated to FACTS. For more information, go to

APRIL 14 2013 Gulfstream Spring Lecture Series 4 p.m. April 14. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Savannah State University Professor of English B.J. Love will discuss the collaborative writing process in literature, referencing his own new co-written poetry book, “Yes, I’m Sure This Was a Beautiful Place.”

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151st anniversary of Civil War battle April 13-14. Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski will commemorate the anniversary of the siege and reduction of Fort Pulaski. There is an entrance fee of $5 per person; children 15 and younger get in free. For more information, go to www. or call 912-786-5787.

Digging Savannah Archaeology Lecture Series 6 p.m. April. 16. Armstrong’s Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University announces its first semester-long program devoted to archaeology, Digging Savannah. The grant-funded program, led by archaeology and anthropology faculty members Barbara Bruno and Laura Seifert, will bring a number of noted leaders in the field. April 16 will feature Georgia Southern University archaeologist Lance Greene and his talk, “Life in the Prison Pen: Archaeology at Camp Lawton.”

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A better tomorrow

Herr Sonnenstich, played by Gabe Musting, left, and Melchior, played by Brett Levine Photos by Katherine Arntzen Simon, Armstrong Department of Marketing and Communications

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he rock musical “Spring Awakening” demonstrates teenagers have always faced tough situations and challenges. The musical will be presented by the Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers student theater troupe in eight performances beginning April 11. It is the final stage production of the Armstrong Department of Art,

AASU Masquers present ‘spring awakening’ Music and Theatre’s 76th season. Based on a play written in 1892 by German expressionist Frank Wedekind, “Spring Awakening” deals with teen sex and pregnancy, homosexuality, rape, suicide, child abuse and abortion. It was reinvented as a rock musical, with music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Steven Sater. The musical tells its story as seen

through the eyes of three teenagers. The original play was banned because of its subject matter, and audience discretion is advised for mature content and language. The production is directed by AASU associate professor of theater Pamela Z. Sears. “‘Spring Awakening’ encourages us to choose our own path,” she says. “Struggles which we view as

obstacles in our youth are the very events that guide us to personal happiness and that shape our world view.” Some of the performances will feature audience discussions about the issues presented in the show. “The position this production takes is that horrifying and scary events happen in our lives,” Sears says. “Those are the events that

teach us how to become the people we grow into. “We learn from them and can have a better tomorrow. There’s more of a redemptive and optimistic conclusion.” The musical is proof that the more things change, she says, the more they stay the same. “This story was written in the 19th century, but everything that is troubling and exciting to the teenagers in this story remains troubling and exciting to the teenagers in this day,” Sears says. | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD “Everything perplexing to adults in the 19th century is just as perplexing to adults today.” The production is a departure from recent Masquers’ offerings. “We like to balance our offerings between something contemporary, cutting-edge, and balance it with classics,” she says. “We do a lot of classical theater. The audience certainly likes to see a little bit of the old and the new.” The roles offer challenges for the student actors. “There are 13 in the cast,” Sears says. “Twelve are Armstrong theater majors, and FROM LEFT: Gabriel Mustin as Herr Sonnenstich, Bobbie Renee as Frau Bergman, Brett Levine everything but the set was as Melchior and Abbie Skaines as Wendla in the AASU production of ‘Spring Awakening.’ designed by students. Wha “That’s exciting because t: Whe “Spring A original score. Sheik you had heard on the stage they’re ready for it. This is n: 7:3 wa grew up in Hilton Head before.” a very visual and visceral 18, 19 0 p.m. A kening” Sheik said he and Sater had and has spent considershow. We’re excited to 14 an and 20 an pril 11, 12, 1 d3p Whe d 21 able time in Savannah. no idea they were working on a have our senior design .m. A 3, re: A pril While working on his future Broadway hit. “We were students sinking their Thea ASU Jen t k e i r n , C s 11935 ost: $ Hall third album, “Phantom quickly disabused that it would teeth into a project Aber Info: 15 corn Moon,” Sheik was given a be on Broadway at all due to its like this.” Call 9 St. 12-34 week translation of the play by Sater, content and the style we were The set wa s 4-2 d go to ays from n 801 working with,” he said. who is his writing partner. designed by AASU ticket oon-3 s.arm p “He said, ‘Read this, tell me “Through some alchemy theater instructor . m . stron or what you think and maybe and magic, it defied expectaMegan Baptiste. we’ll adapt it as a musical,’” tions. To be fair, by the time Field. Sheik told the Savannah we had transferred to Broad“The music is a balance Morning News in February way and after three or four between indie rock and pop content,” Sears says. “It’s been greatly successful. 2012. terrifying weeks of previews, and a couple of ballads,” Sears “At that point in my life, the show opened. says. “It’s a beautiful, beautiful The kids are thrilled with the idea and have been saying, I wasn’t necessarily the big“All of a sudden, the New score — and a fun one.” In addition to the lead roles, ‘My younger sister or brother gest fan of musical theater. York theater critics just Initially, I was a little bit at a decided our show was a cool the play contains 14 adult should see the show.’ “The message is choosing loss, but I read the play and thing and a great thing. They characters, all played by two actors. life, choosing a positive path liked it a lot.” really championed it. All of The play was controversial a sudden, people showed up “Making them distinctive even when the most devin droves, and it began sellwith one female and one male astating things seem to be when it was written. “It’s strange and eccentric, a ing out.” is certainly a challenge,” Sears happening around you. It’s lot of fun, but also dark,” Sheik There’s a reason “Spring says. “It’s certainly key that appropriate for teenagers.” Not only did “Spring Awak- said. “We had many conver- Awakening” won so many college-age actors portray the raw, intense emotions of ening” become a hit on Broad- sations about how we might Tony awards, Sears says. way, it won eight Tony Awards approach an adaptation and “It’s a fascinating piece teens.” Some students were sur- in 2007, including Best Musi- how to musicalize it. because it balances classical “Finally, I said, ‘If you think themes with contemporary, prised by the play’s subject cal. It also won four Drama Desk Awards, and the London it’s legitimate, I’ll write music exciting songs,” she says. matter. “When you go back and “Whenever we had audi- production won four Olivier that is contemporary and my own aesthetic and not period forth in a very unique way, it tions, we were very careful Awards. to explain explicitly what the Sater was presented with or from any past musical.’ I keeps you sitting on the edge show was so everyone who a Tony for best book, while was trying to find a way of of your seat. Before you know committed to taking on the Sheik received two Tonys for making music that might be it, you’re in a dimension of project was well aware of its best orchestration and best a little bit different than what your own.”

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Fun with classical music philharmonic getting humorous By Linda Sickler 912-525-0724


halk up another first for the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. “This is the first time the Philharmonic has played a Haydn symphony in Savannah,” says Peter Shannon, the orchestra’s conductor and artistic director. “His last symphonies are full of humor, and a lot of it is tongue-in-cheek. “I’m looking forward to bringing that out in the music,” Shannon says. “It’s so often missed.” The Philharmonic will present “A Classical Symphony” on April 13, which will open with Haydn’s final work, Symphony No. 104. It will be followed by Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony.” “I’ve juxtaposed Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 with Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, a work inspired by Haydn in which Prokofiev also tries to capture that sense of fun,” Shannon says. “It’s difficult to bring off well, so I’m looking forward to hearing what the Phil musicians bring to the table.” The final work of the evening will be Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, commonly known as “The Italian Symphony.” The composer himself

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described it as “the jolliest piece I have ever done.” “Its beginning is a burst of joy, but it, too, requires a lot from the players,” Shannon says. “On reflection, it seems as if ‘fun’ requires a lot of hard work, but we’re definitely up to the challenge.” A pre-concert talk will be presented at 6:30 p.m. by the

Savannah Friends of Music. Its purpose is to provide a deeper understanding of the music the audience is about to hear. “These are ebullient, energetic little rockets, really,” Shannon says. “Haydn is considered ‘the Father of Symphony,’ a title he deserves. So many people

got their inspiration from him, including Mozart, who was the greatest musician who ever lived.” Prokofiev was a 20th- century composer. “His symphony is only 15 minutes long, but is ridiculously difficult to play,” Shannon says. “It is notorious among musicians. “It is difficult technically and musically. It tends to move quite fast, and the last part is very, very fast. The combination of crisp cleanliness needed for classical form requires great finesse.” In brochures, posters and advertisements, the orchestra is advertising the concert with reproductions of three cellos. One is plain, one has a British flag on its back and the other is embellished with an Italian flag.

“Haydn spent a lot of time in England,” Shannon says. “This is one of his London symphonies. “Mendelssohn spent time in Italy. His symphony is modeled after an Italian dance. “He saw a procession going through town,” Shannon says. “There are all kinds of inf luences in this piece, which is really, really beautiful. There’s something of an international theme going through this concert.” The audience is in for a rare treat. “We’ve got three symphonies in one program,” Shannon says. “It sounds like a heavy program, although it’s not. It’s certainly going to be a lot for the orchestra to do in a short time. “I’m very happy with this

What: The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra presents “A Classical Symphony” When: 7:30 p.m. April 13 Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $16-$55 with limited premium seating at $65 Info: 912-525-5050, www.savannah, www.scadboxoffice. com program,” he says. “I’ve done two symphonies here in Savannah before, but I’ve never done a concert with three symphonies. It’s going to be interesting, with a lot of notes for me to learn.” | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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Singer-songwriters take over Sentient Bean With the Savannah Music Festival and Savannah Stopover behind us, the local music scene can get back to some semblance of normality. And it’s UNPLUGGED not always easy to define “normal” around here. Any given week, we’ll see local musicians performing at a variety of quirky venues and quality traveling acts appearing at a handful of key local venues. Some of those touring musicians draw good crowds because they have already established fans and contacts in Savannah. But others come and go with little attention. Elsewhere here in DO,



Although the crowds are sometimes spotty, the Bean has proved itself an indispensable venue for singersongwriters over the years. you can read Anna Chandler’s piece about Daniel Brewer of Besides Daniel, who has built a pretty good Savannah following over the past few years. Besides Daniel plays at The Sentient Bean on April 16. But that’s not the only promising show coming up at the Bean this week. Kyle James Hauser, based in Louisville, Ky., will play the all-ages coffeehouse at 8 p.m. April 12. A multi-instrumentalist who specializes in banjo, Hauser graduated from the Berklee College of Music and has shared stages with an impressive and diverse list of artists, including

John Hiatt, The Infamous Stringdusters, G-Love and Special Sauce and Lucinda Williams. Cellist Ben Sollee of Sparrow Quartet and guitarist Grant Gordy from the David Grisman Quintet appear on Hauser’s 2012 debut album “Oh Oh.” There’s a suggested $5 donation for Hauser’s show. Please note that touring singer-songwriters like Hauser generally have some merchandise for sale. Even a small purchase can go a long way for performers traveling from city to city on the cheap. There’s also a $5 suggested donation for Ryan

Morris at the Bean at 8 p.m. April 13. Morris, a singer-songwriter from south Texas, has often played gigs in his home state with the band Fluoxetine. The songs available on Morris’ Reverbnation page range from ballads to rock, with a couple that stray into pop. He’s got a great sound. Although the crowds are sometimes spotty, the Bean has proved itself an indispensable venue for singer-songwriters over the years. And the evening atmosphere has improved since the coffee shop added beer and wine to the menu last year. Bill Dawers writes City Talk in the Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers. com). He can be reached via

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back at the Bean By Anna Chandler

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n a rush-hour-slammed Starbucks during one of his last Savannah visits, Daniel Brewer of Besides Daniel climbed onto a table, guitar in hand, and began to sing. Seconds before, under-caffeinated patrons were shut off from their surroundings, eyes locked onto their phone screens, standing single-file in a line winding out the door. But as the smooth melodies and steady strums of his original songs filled the space, the crowd stopped, looked up, and instead of throwing some change in the tip jar and getting out as quickly as possible, listened. That’s what Brewer does best — it’s impossible to be in a room with him and not be drawn into what he’s playing. His raw brand of folk music inspires listeners to open up to their vulnerabilities, as he, sometimes stingingly, exposes his own. Brewer and his band return to The Sentient Bean on April 16 to promote Besides Daniel’s March release, “This Marvelous Grief.” Nearly two hours long, the album is emotional catharsis handled with care, patience and reflective wisdom. “I’m always drawn to the art that feels dramatic and epic and beautiful,” Brewer said. “When I write, I try to remain true to that little feeling in my belly that says that what I’m writing is true and real. “Somehow, a magic door is unlocked, and it lets you

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see yourself as you really are. That’s when you know you’re onto something.” Brewer selected 14 songs out of three years’ worth of material to form a cohesive narrative. “When I could see it as a whole, it made me realize the voice of the album was always alluding to brokenness in relationships with myself, my family, my past lovers and God,” he says. The record certainly has its intense moments of coping. “Grand Canyon,” beginning in hushed frankness, grows even more blunt with lines like, “it seems like there’s more incentive now to leave than we had to stay/all of my love and hate get so mixed up since you went away,”

and abruptly escalates into a frenzy of scrambling, frantic vocals and bleary effects, an auditory internal struggle. But as the title implies, “This Marvelous Grief” isn’t about treading the waters of misery. Rather, it meticulously documents painful experiences and looks back on them with gratitude for simply having lived and felt. In “A New Language,” perfectly placed in the final stretch of the album, Brewer, voice weary, sounds exhausted and desperate: “Yeah, I gotta get out of this/I wanna get raptured somehow/but I gotta get out of this.” As he plans an escape out West to immerse himself in scenic beauty, hopeful

strings punctuate the guitar and drums, and he resolves: “I’ll stop hiding monsters up under my bed/babe, I’ve been so destructive with these words that I’ve said/so I’ll learn a new language/and I’ll sing a new song/oh, something so happy/we forget all that’s wrong.” Such optimistic, learned moments make “This Marvelous Grief” the punch-tothe-gut that it is. The bare accounts of loss will have you mourning what has come and gone in your own life, but lush tracks like “10,000 Angels,” with its harmony-laden reminders that “this world’s such a beautiful place,” will have you weeping for joy in the gift of existence.

Working with producer Steven Tracey at Atlanta’s Glow in the Dark Studios, Brewer’s textural guitar and vocals stand out against an array of keyboards, strings, glockenspiels and more. “I had an incredible amount of fun writing parts and dreaming up different sounds and sonic spaces for this project,” Brewer says. After two months of recording and mixing, the studio additions are rich but never overpowering, allowing the bare bones of Brewer’s songwriting to show through. At their finest, they help to subtly enhance lyrical builds, capture the listener in the narrative and then suddenly leave them suspended in

besides daniel to release new album shimmering instrumental breaks. When Besides Daniel tours, Brewer either leaves his home of Atlanta solo or with a rotating lineup of musicians. This time around, the project performs as a trio. Brewer doesn’t plan on recreating all of the album’s intricacies onstage for the release tour of “This Marvelous Grief.” “It’s fun to approach the live set as a different medium altogether than the record,” he says. “I don’t believe that the live show should be tethered to it. “The songs have a life of themselves and will be different every time I play them … I see it as a completely different art form.” Besides Daniel has been playing Savannah for several years now, most often returning to The Sentient Bean’s cozy, intimate setting. “I love Savannah,” Brewer says. “I’ve always visited in the spring when the chill of winter is fading. It’s a romantic place, and it’s steeped in a certain kind of charm that reminds me of an older world.” After a four months of touring the United States and Canada, Brewer plans on traveling to Brazil in August to perform, visit friends, and record. In September, he’s off to Europe to travel, tour and take part in Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms in Italy. “I will pretty much be playing my music everywhere I can,” he says. “I feel fortunate to have these open doors, and I intend to see where they lead me.” | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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‘A lasting impact’ james hauser makes his debut in savannah By Linda Sickler 912-525-0724


ased in Louisville, Ky., Kyle James Hauser is a singer/ songwriter and multiinstrumentalist who specializes in banjo. Hauser will perform April 12 at The Sentient Bean. A finalist at both the 2011 Telluride Troubadour Contest and the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, he is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in songwriting, and has worked as a studio player for nearly a decade. In January 2012, Hauser released his debut solo album, “Oh Oh.” He was joined by special guests cellist Ben Sollee and guitarist Grant Gordy of the David Grisman Quintet. Onstage, Hauser has performed with such artists as John Hiatt, The Infamous Stringdusters and Lucinda Williams. His original songs have been heard on television shows and in feature films. DO: When did you realize you had musical talent? Kyle James Hauser: I’m not sure that I ever had an “ah ha” moment where I realized my relationship with music was anything special. As far back as I can remember, singing in particular has been an integral part of me, and even as a child, was a means for me to relate to the world.

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DO: When did you decide to make music your career? Hauser: When I was about 17 or so, I was only playing punk rock music, as was my older brother, who was in a touring punk band. He came back from tour one day and handed me a CD. It was Leo Kottke’s “6- and 12-string guitar,” his first album. I put that thing on and it changed my life forever. I knew then that music was something I wanted to commit not only my passion into, but my professional life, as well. DO: How many instruments do you play? Hauser: Play is a relative term, I’m a qualified banjoist, guitarist and vocalist. Beyond that, I could teach you a few things about piano, bass and mandolin.

Old meets new in folk concert By Dash Coleman Bob Dylan covers aren’t exactly hard to come by. Still, Texas folk singer Sarah Jarosz’s slow, soulful renditions of “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Ring Them Bells” held their own during a Savannah Music Festival concert with David Grisman Folk-Jazz Trio on April 5. And with a cellist and fiddler in her company, Jarosz’s cover of Joanna Newsom’s “The Book of Right-On” was a pleasant, upbeat take on the original. The returning Savannah Music Festival musician’s own songs, too, were soothing and warmly received. Jarosz, who alternated between guitar, banjo and mandolin, is 21, and the musicians accompanying her are about the same age. It was a stark contrast to the audience, most of whom were middleaged or older. The evening’s main act, music festival three-timers David Grisman Folk-Jazz Trio sewed together age, generations and musical prowess, as well. Mandolinist and former Jerry Garcia collaborator David Grisman joined his son, upright bassist Sam Grisman, and veteran flatpicking guitarist and vocalist Jim Hurst to mesh instrumental pieces, old ballads, toe-tapping folk and originals. Grisman got traditional with Doc Watson’s take on “Windy and Warm,” nostalgic with an instrumental version of “The Handsome Cabin Boy,” made popular when he recorded it with Garcia, and old school with two Civil War songs — “Lorena” and “Beautiful Dreamer” — which he assured the crowd were popular in both the North and South. The highlight of the evening at Trustees Theater — if the audience’s whoops and rhythmic clapping were any indications — came when Grisman invited Jarosz’s band and mandolinist Mike Marshall on stage during the encore for a two-song jam session that ended in a cheerful performance of “Shady Grove.”


DO: What inspires you to write a song? Hauser: Breathing. Too easy an answer, I know. Honestly, sometimes the inspiration can be the difficult part. I find that if I sit down to write and get in the zone, then inspiration almost always finds me. I write so much now that I can’t wait around for inspiration to strike to get a song going. I’ve got deadlines! I’ve always been inspired by writers like Mark Twain, Randy Newman and other folks who just show up to writing every day like it’s any other job. Sometimes you stare at the blank page for a while. DO: What has been your most memorable experience as a performer? Hauser: If I was to answer it honestly, I’d have to say last

night, when I was singing a fairly new song in a new city. I’ll probably give you that answer every day as I truly do find inspiration/ motivation in performing every day, and singing in particular moves me. DO: What will the audience in Savannah hear from you? Hauser: I’ll be performing a bunch of new songs from my upcoming second album, but will also play some of the highlights of my 2012 release. At this point in my career, I’m performing for the first time in almost every city I travel to, so I’ll be playing solo in an effort to make a personal connection with the audience. I’m firmly convinced that making a lasting impact in music is about creating relationships with real people. It’s more fun that way, anyway. | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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“We have some Academy Award winners that have submitted their films that are really good, of course. And then we have people you haven’t heard of.”

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>>> CARTOON, 12 Among big names being represented Saturday is Joan Gratz, who won an Oscar in 1993 for her animated short “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase” and worked for LAIKA, the studio that dropped “ParaNorman” on the world last year. Gratz’ four-minute experimental film “Lost & Found” uses sculpted wood and sand animation to conjure up memories of a life. Another film that’s been cleaning up at animation festivals and competitions over the last year — 17 in all — is “[Vengeance + Vengeance].” The brainchild of Mark Chavez, a professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, “[Vengeance + Vengeance]” is a computer animated sci-fi action movie based on works by Donald E. Westlake and Philip K. Dick. The film focuses on a futuristic heroine’s fight against oppression. “The impetus for its creation came from my interest in animation research,” Chavez said via email from Singapore. “Who doesn’t like a good science fiction, action movie?” Chavez, whose career in animation has spanned work in interactive media, games, television and films, is excited to have his directorial debut making the rounds. He plans to fly in from Singapore to attend Saturday’s festival. “Affirmation through official selection in an animation festival is significant,” Chavez said. “Animation festivals are more inclusive to a broader swath of animated materials and are therefore more competitive.” Chavez has a message for animation students who might see his and others’ films Saturday.

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“The challenge we have as animation artists is to become a whole artist, to learn how to adapt to the ever-changing entertainment market by cultivating a strong desire to use the tools provided within animation as a means to an end. “The foremost personal goal should be to maintain a creative identity.” Inspiring student animators is certainly a goal of the festival’s founders. This year’s featured speaker is Jan Carlee, a Savannah College of Art

and Design professor whose 36-year career in animation includes work on “TRON,” “Thumbelina,” “Alien Resurrection,” “Titan A.E.,” “Ice Age” and “Shrek 2.” Hal and Nancy Miles hope tales like his inspire future generations of animators. “Anyone who’s coming can say, ‘I can do that,’ or, ‘This is attainable for me to do and I can achieve that if I work hard enough,’” Nancy Miles said. “Particularly the high school kids. I think it’s important for them to see the films.”

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SCAD style 2013 features fashion icons


avannah College of Art and Design w ill host SCA D Style 2013, the university’s nationally recognized annual signature style and design event April 15-19 at the SCAD Museum of Art and other locations in downtown Savannah. Programming for SCAD Style 2013 includes lectures, panels, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions and book signings featuring world-renowned artists, designers and industry professionals, and highlights several SCAD programs of study including fashion, interior design, industrial design and architecture. We picked some of this year’s featured contributors to spotlight in advance of the event. (Special thanks to SCAD’s Andy Shearer for making it all happen.)

From Savannah to the height of style Savannah native Deborah Riley Draper, director/ executive producer of the film “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” will speak at 2 p.m. April 15. Among others, she’ll be joined by Cameron Silver, the film’s narrator and star of Bravo’s “Dukes of Melrose.” Question: What is your definition of style? Deborah Riley Draper: Style is my outward expression of my inner beauty.

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>>> STYLE, 14 Q: When it comes to style, is there a right and a wrong? Draper: There is definitely a few wrongs. Too small and too tight! Q: Is style something that can be taught or is it innate? Were you taught it by a mentor, a family member? Draper: I picked up many style lessons from my mother, who was a consummate lady. But, I feel a lot of my style is innate and enhanced by watching my mother, my aunts and my style icons. Q: Whose style do you most admire (living or dead) and why? Draper: I admire Michelle Obama, Gio Battaglia, Audrey Hepburn, Lena Horne and Diana Ross in “Mahogany.” Q: Style is often spoken about as “in” or “out.” What would you say is something that has enduring style? Something that transcends

the trend waves and is always in vogue? Draper: The pencil skirt, a black turtleneck and an ankle-strap pump. In the evening, I can always go to my strapless black gown. Q: What do you think of Savannah style? Draper: I am from Savannah — born and raised. I consider my style Euro-Southern, which is what I think Savannah style is. Very ladylike, confident, elegant and with a little mystery and a touch of “I didn’t expect that.” Silver is an expert on vintage style Question: What is your definition of style? Cameron Silver: Anyone who has the freedom to choose his/her clothes on any given day has style. Now, it doesn’t mean they have good style, but that’s in the eye of the beholder. Q: When it comes to style, is there a right and a wrong? Silver: That’s a tricky ques-

tion because wrong style can be so right! I am very democratic when it comes to style and I love people who express themselves regardless or not of looking like a train wreck. Q: Is style something that can be taught or is it innate? Were you taught it by a mentor, a family member? Silver: I think my sense of style is pretty innate, but my love of fashion and shopping was fostered by my parents. I think others can be taught, they just need a good teacher — like me. Q: Whose style do you most admire (living or dead) and why? Silver: Most of my style icons are dead, from Cary Grant, Dirk Bogard, Baron de Rede. I do like Mark Ronson and Ryan Gosling in the living stylish department. Q: Style is often spoken about as “in” or “out.” What would you say is something that has enduring style? Something that transcends

the trend waves and is always in vogue? Silver: Truly fashionable people don’t care if anything is “in” or “out.” That’s the most liberating way to dress. One way to gauge an enduring style would be to look at something vintage that still seems relevant today: Everything from a ’30s-era biascut gown to a ’40s Adrian jacket, ’50s little black dress, ’60s A-line dress, ’70s oneshoulder, ’80s bold-shouldered jacket, ’90s minimal slip dress ... these are all still in style. Q: What do you think of Savannah style? Silver: Southern gentleman have the best style, so I love a little Savannah prep look of khakis, button-down, bow tie and a blue blazer — topped off with a hat, of course.

Travel” about the style icon and former Vogue editor at 6 p.m. April 16. The subject also happens to be her grandmother-in-law. Question: What is your definition of style? Lisa Immordino Vreeland: Style is something that varies completely from person to person. I feel it is the true reflection of someone’s personality and the life they lead. Q: When it comes to style, is there a right and a wrong? Vreeland: Since I feel that style is so closely connected to someone’s own personality and life, I do not think that there can be a right or wrong. Q: Is style something that can be taught or is it innate? Were you taught it by a mentor? Vreeland: Style is innate. I think you are born and Insight into an icon bred with it, and as you feel Lisa Immordino Vreeland more confident as a woman, will present her film “Diana it evolves. Vreeland: They Eye has to Q: Whose style do you

most admire (living or dead) and why? Vreeland: Maria Luisa Casati is someone who has always fascinated me. She had her own distinctive style that represented her dislike of social norms; she created her own world and style. I especially love her portrait by Giovanni Boldini and photos that Baron de Meyer took. Q: Style is often spoken about as “in” or “out.” What would you say is something that has enduring style? Something that transcends the trend waves and is always in vogue? Vreeland: I think there are many items in one’s wardrobes that have enduring style. Some of my favorites are my old leather jackets, shawls and cashmere sweaters. Q: What do you think of Savannah style? Vreeland: I am not familiar with Savannah style, but I am sure it is distinctly its own! | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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Engaging activities in art, music, theater and dance will be available at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre’s annual Outdoor Children’s Festival and Art Show. The event is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 in the courtyard outside AASU’s Fine Arts Auditorium. There will be musical performances, a sand mandala and interactive drama games. Artwork of AASU faculty, students and alumni will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For further information, call 912344-2556.

How to grow an empire Domenico De Sole, chairman of Tom Ford International and former chief executive officer of Gucci Group, will discuss the business of fashion at 3 p.m. April 16. Queston: What is the definition of style? Domenico De Sole: In the context of luxury, style is the ability of a brand to have clear point of view and maintain a consistent message in all its expressions. I learned style from working with (designer Tom Ford.) Style is something very different than fashion. Style is having the confidence to have your own character and your own personality. These have nothing to do with fashion, which is more about wearing or consuming things that are contemporary.

Q: When it comes to style, is there a right and a wrong? De Sole: In my opinion, I think that people can only make a mistake if they try too hard to follow trends and do not reflect their own personal style. Q: Style is often spoken about as “in” or “out.” What would you say is something that has enduring style? Something that transcends the trend waves and is always in vogue? De Sole: It’s a myth that great style requires constant reinvention. At Tom Ford, we create extremely high-end products with a focus on superb quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our goal is to produce clothing and accessories that endure the test of time and can be passed along from generation to generation. Q: Whose style do you

most admire (living or dead) and why? De Sole: It goes without saying that I most admire Tom’s style. He has impeccable taste and always looks good.

Betsey Johnson knows her stuff Iconic fashion designer Betsey Johnson will take part in a conversation at 6 p.m. April 17. Question: What is it about fashion that’s kept you going for nearly 40 years now? Betsey Johnson: I don’t know ... I love it and I’m crazy about it ... and probably a little crazy. Q: You’re a fashion icon, and a true individual. How have you seen the fashion world change since you came onto the scene?

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>>> johnson, 17 Johnson: It doesn’t change. Q: How do your other passions — dance, costume, music — influence your work as a designer? Johnson: The dance world was a very magical, creative dream world. I always wanted to create fun clothes that girls loved wearing. Q: What advice would you give to an emerging designer?

Johnson: Know your s--and be ready to work your butt off! Q: Every girl remembers her first Betsey Johnson dress. What’s the secret to maintaining such a strong connection with your customer base? Johnson: I froze in time at the age of 23. Q: How do you want women to feel when they wear your clothes? Johnson: Beautiful, com-

fortable and confident. Q: What’s next for Betsey Johnson? Johnson: A man would be nice. But in the meantime, a reality show on the Style Network. Watch May 12 at 8 p.m.!

Question: What is your definition of style? Fern Mallis: Style is a look and feel — it can relate to your home and environment, how you dress, the food you eat and how it is presented, how you travel and the hotels you stay in. Style cuts across many Style is everywhere disciplines, and it’s about Fern Mallis, creator of quality and a timelessness, New York Fashion Week without looking forced or and a design consultant, will artificial. speak at 6 p.m. April 17. Q: When it comes to

style, is there a right and a wrong? Mallis: I don’t think there is a right or wrong, but there is a good and bad style ... and it is also very subjective ... Q: Is style something that can be taught or is it innate? Mallis: I think it is innate, but it can be nurtured and developed. Q: Were you taught it by a mentor, a family member? Mallis: I observed it from

friends and colleagues early in my professional life ... an interior designer, Robin Jacobsen, had a huge influence on me and his loft in Soho — a zillion years ago when no one knew where Soho was — impacted my design and style sense. He was director of design at Knoll at that time, which is a company that is all about style and good design. My parents also had great taste, which taught me a great deal. | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD Q: Whose style do you most admire (living or dead) and why? Mallis: I admire or respect a great many people who have a personal sense of style — from Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant to Keith Richards, Sting and Tilda Swinton ... Tom Ford to Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Q: Style is often spoken about as “in” or “out.” What would you say is something that has enduring style? Something that transcends the trend waves and is always in vogue? Mallis: A cashmere crew neck, Todds loafers; I guess I have to add an Hermes Birkin bag, Elsa Peretti ‘diamonds by the yard’ and a strand of beautiful pearls. Q: What do you think of Savannah style? Mallis: I see Savannah style more in a way of life, a beautiful Southern style of hospitality, food and drink, in beautiful interiors and great porches ... I can’t say I see a specific ‘fashion style’ for Savannah ... but the image that Savannah stirs up is a luxurious and elegant lifestyle.

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Here’s a partial look at SCAD Style 2013’s schedule. Go to for more. April 15

• 11:30 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601

Turner Blvd. Conversation: “From Gucci to Tiffany and Everywhere in Between: A Visual Journey” with Richard Lambertson, director of design, Tiffany & Co. • 2 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art Film screening and panel: “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution.” The documentary chronicles the legendary 1973 fashion show battle between American and French designers that put American fashion on the international map, followed by a panel with the following: Stephen Burrows, part of the American design team and one of the first African-American designers to achieve international acclaim

Pat Cleveland, fashion icon and one of the African-American models who walked the Versailles runway Deborah Draper, the film’s executive producer and director Cameron Silver, premier authority on vintage fashion, star of the new Bravo reality series, “Dukes of Melrose,” and the film’s narrator • 4:30 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art Book signing: Cameron Silver, vintage fashion authority and author of “Decades: A Century in Fashion.” April 16 • 3 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art Lecture: “The Business of Fashion” with Domenico De Sole, chairman, Tom Ford International • 6 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art

Screening and conversation: “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel.” The documentary film will be followed by a conversation with producer/director Lisa Immordino Vreeland and Michael Fink, dean of SCAD School of Fashion. April 17 • 11:30 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art Conversation: “None of Your Business: Why Creative People Must Build a Business Entourage” with Keith Granet, design consultant. • 3 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art Lecture: “What Sparks Your Creativity?” with Charlotte Moss, interior designer, followed by a book signing at 3 p.m. • 6 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art Conversation: Fern Mallis, consultant, and Betsey Johnson, iconic fashion designer.

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Chad Mabry with pieces from ‘A Journey to India.’

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Tobia Makover, avannah, do Stuart Damon, Neva you want to go Morgan, Bellamy on A Journey to Murphy, Geoff L. India? Johnson and Chad Brown Dog MarMabry — the innoket, part of Savanvator behind the nah Plush, will host AMY show. its first full show I caught up with beginning April 12 WHAT’S UP, Mabry on Sunday at Cohen’s Retreat. SAVANNAH? afternoon as he was Visitors will be busily upholstering transported to sofas and cushions for one another time, where two of the grand rooms that will worlds come together in a visual mix of colorful exoti- be part of the experience. With excitement, he led cism with traditional bones. me from room to colorful The art show will open room, telling me the idea with 11 exquisitely furnished and decorated rooms behind the exhibit. The exhibit tells a story taking you on “A Journey to India,” featuring original beginning after the end of art by Jan Pagratis, Marcus the Civil War, when a royal Kenney, James Kicklighter, couple escaping British Lorie Corbus, Scott Griffin, occupation in India sails


to the Southern colonies of America. They arrive to discover the cities are destroyed and take refuge in an abandoned plantation house. Bringing cherished memories of India to their new home, they transform the pre-existing furnished interiors into a world to which they are more accustomed. Vibrant colors, Indian textiles, and 18th- and 19th-

century antiques are the elements that transform the abandoned space to create their new home. Cohen’s Retreat is the perfect setting for this tale, and you will find yourself amid amazing textiles Mabry has brought over from India to be an integral part of the experience. Savannah favorite Bellamy Murphy, known for her signature paintings of

the waterfront, oyster beds and serene Lowcountry landscapes, has new pieces created specifically for the show on display. Bellamy collectors are in for an exciting treat! Marcus Kenney wows with new pieces and Tobia Makover’s latest transports you to a different time and place. Mabry’s art and design creations are integral parts of each room, includ-

ing a wall constructed of palm fronds that he nearly tossed into the garbage before finding a creative way to display them! There is a King’s Room and a Queen’s Room that I imagine to be more glamorous than any palace in India. Lighting plays an important role in the story, the show exhibits.

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COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Renowned author and environmental activist Janisse Ray will present a lecture and reading, “Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future,” at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. The event is free and open to the public and is presented as part of Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Leadership Lecture Series. For those unable to attend, the talk will be broadcast live on Armstrong’s Ustream channel and archived for later viewing. Ray is the author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She is on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine. Ray’s first nonfiction book, “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood,” is a memoir about growing up in a junkyard in the ruined longleaf pine ecosystem of the Southeast.

Besides being a plea to protect and restore the glorious pine flatwoods of the South, the book looks hard at family, mental illness, poverty and fundamentalist religion. Ray’s second book, “Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home,” addresses the rural community and her third, “Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land,” tells the story of a 750,000acre wildland corridor between south Georgia and north Florida. “Drifting into Darien,” a personal and natural history of the Altamaha River, was released in fall 2011, and her latest nonfiction work is on open-pollinated seeds, “The Seed Underground.” Ray has won the 2011 Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry, 1999 Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction, the 2000 American Book Award, the 2000 Southern Environmental Law Award for Outstanding Writing and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award in 2000.

Writing,” Love will discuss the collaborative writing process in literature, referencing his own new co-written poetry book, “Yes, I’m Sure This Was a Beautiful Place.” The lecture will be presented at 4 p.m. April 14 in the parlor of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. on Lafayette Square. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Volunteers are needed to help out at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home from 1-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, when visitor traffic is heaviest. The volunteers will greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Additional volunteer docents are required to keep the home open for extended hours. The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home provides docent training and offers written narratives for reference during tours. Meetings for potential volunteers and volunteer docents will be at 11 a.m. April 12 and 13 at the Savannah State home, at 207 E. Charlton University professor of English B.J. Love is the St. on Lafayette Square. For info, call 912-233latest speaker for the 2013 Gulfstream Spring Lecture 6014 or email haborrello@ Series. In “Collaborative

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>>> INDIA, 20 One-of-a kind furniture, housewares, textiles and art will be for sale throughout the exhibit, which will be open through May 3. An opening reception will from 7-11 p.m. April 12, with hors d’oeuvres by FORM. Cohen’s Retreat is at 5715 Skidaway Road, between Eisenhower and DeRenne. Savannah Plush’s mission is to provide a space where the community can come together and be part of the growing arts in textiles, food, classrooms, visual arts and much more. This is an eclectic journey as two cultural styles blend beautifully for an exotic experience, complete with a Southern twist.

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avannah is getting a double dose of zombie mayhem this week, and proceeds from both events will support the American Diabetes Association. The undead fun kicks off April 12 with a Zombie Fashion Show at Savannah Station. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the ghastly walks down the runway start at 7:30 p.m. On April 13, the ghouls rise again with a Zombie Paintball Apocalypse at Hoppers Paintball Airsoft, and they will come back from the dead again April 20. Maria Center, director for Southeast Georgia/Coastal South Carolina for the American Diabetes Association, says the idea for the “Drop Dead Gorgeous” fashion show stemmed from Savannah’s love of “anything a little quirky … zombies are very much in the mainstream now, and we are trying to tap into that.” With “ The Walking Dead” reigning as the most watched drama in basic cable history, our cultural obsession with end-of-world zombie scenarios is at an all-time high — there were recorded Zombie Walks in more than 20 countries last year — and the ADA wants to put this global phenomenon to good use. “Frankly (diabetes) is not respected the way it should be and affects 27 million people in this country. This disease is a killer, plain and simple, so using horror is, in fact, very appropriate. …

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“Having said all that, this event is really all about having fun and raising funds for the mission of American Diabetes Association,” Center says.

She added that “Drop Dead Gorgeous is the name of the show and it is cracking people up. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.” Kevin Cartee, the creative director for the show, gave a sneak peek.

“The evening will feature a ‘graveyard’ inside Savannah Station and there will be zombies stationed around in frozen tableau and in the audience. “It’s more of a ‘Glam Zombie’ affair, with ‘dapper dead’ men and ‘old Hollywood’ dead ladies with some digitized special effects,” Cartee says. “The evening will definitely provide many surprises, but I can’t divulge the details.” Think of an undead Don Draper, perhaps?

But there will be plenty of lively aspects to the show, thanks to fashions by Bleu Belle Boutique, Red Clover and Savannah Arts Academy Junk2Funk, hair and makeup by B-Street Salon and The Powder Room, and special effects courtesy of Chatterbox Entertainment and Meeting Dynamics Inc. Anne Bolyea, the lead organizer, helped gather local support for the cause with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres by Leoci’s, Bar Food, Crystal Beer Parlor and Johnnie Ganems.

Another Kiss-A-Pig competitor — the duo of Shady Pines owner Bill Nelson and Hoppers Paintball Airsoft owner Jason Manchester — is trading the runway for the (paintball) battlefield with daytime showdowns April 13 and 20. Pa intba llers get the chance to save the Savannah area from wretched zombies that threaten our happy existence. “The people can expect to have a lot of fun if they are playing in the scenario events,” Manchester says. “There will be certain ‘OPS’ that teams will be carrying out. “These operations will consist of certain things that each team will have to obtain in order to survive, as if it were a real zombie apocalypse happening.” He also shares that this cause is close to his heart. “I myself had my dad pass away from complications from diabetes. “I know quite a few people that have this disease, so Bill and I both decided that we thought it would be a good campaign to get behind,” Manchester says. | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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Reputation for generosity savannah friends of music to host fashionable fundraiser By Linda Sickler 912-525-0724 linda.sickler


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he Rhythm and Style Fa sh ion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction is much more than a fundraiser — it’s a tradition. It’s presented by the Savannah Friends of Music, which has about 300 members and is celebrating its 10th year. The high-profile fashion show and luncheon, set this year for April 12, is held in collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design fashion design department and Dillard’s department store. “The proceeds benefit music,” SFOM president Lynne Davis says. “Every bit of the proceeds goes into funding that we give away in May. “This year, our allocations committee has more requests for money than we’ve ever had before. Our reputation for generosity is getting around.” The show has taken place annually for 57 years. It was presented for the first 47 by the Savannah Symphony Guild, up until the Savannah Symphony Orchestra disbanded and the SFOM was formed. Over the years, SFOM has donated about $460,000 to support and nurture young musical talent in Savannah. Grants are given to provide music education through

private lessons and summer camps, and organizations committed to developing excellence in classical music also receive funding from SFOM. One of the group’s partnerships is with the Armstrong Atlantic State University Youth Orchestra. SFOM also has a puppet program used to introduce elementary students to the instruments in a symphony orchestra. Since its inception, SFOM has given money to the Savannah Music Festival, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the Savannah Children’s Choir and VOICExperience, which will host its first VOICE Festival in August. “The thing that is new and different this year is that Dillard’s has given the models the opportunity to pick their own outfits,” Davis says. “It should be a lot of fun.” For five years, SCAD’s fashion department has assisted with the event. Professor Doris Treptow and a band of students have helped host the fashion show. “The Savannah Friends of Music requested assistance from SCAD in putting on the show, and I was appointed to help,” Treptow says.

“This year, due to pregnancy, I gave more of the responsibility to the students.” Fashion Buzz, a SCAD club, is assisting with the show. “The club was originally organized by fashion marketing and managing students,” Treptow says. “But clubs at SCAD are open to different majors,” she says. “If they have the passion for the subject, they can join the club.” As a result, 16 students with all sorts of majors are involved with the show. “They are doing the choreography, and they worked the past Friday and Saturday,” Treptow says. “The models are all volunteers from the Savannah Friends of Music. One year, the youngest model was 3 and the oldest was 80.” The students both bring and gain valuable experience by participating. “It’s an amazing experience for them,” Treptow says. “They’ve been to New York Fashion Week, so they’ve been through it before. They’re not first-timers. But working on the show gives them a sense of responsibility and organization and accomplishment.” The artwork on posters and invitations was provided by SCAD. The event also features a raffle with prizes. “One prize is a $500 shopping spree at Dillard’s,” Davis says. “There are premium season tickets for two to the Philharmonic, a $300 pendant from Harkleroad Jewelry.”

There will also be a silent auction. “We have a few high-end items, including a Steuben martini cocktail set valued at nearly $1,000, a silver tea service, the usual gift certificates and several pieces of art done by local artists,” Davis says. “The rest are gift certificates for shopping, including lots of small boutique shops,” she says. “Another thing we feature is baskets with fruit and wine, cheese and crackers and pet baskets. People love to bid on those.” It’s all volunteer-driven. “Phyllis Albertson is the event chair and is organizing Rhythm and Style,” Davis says. “She has done a fabulous job. She had a career in merchandising and fashions.” SFOM hosts other events throughout the year to raise money. “Rhythm and Style is the culmination of our fundraising season, which takes place every spring through a series of Parties a La Carte,” Albertson says. “We have partnered with Professor Doris Treptow of the SCAD Fashion Design Department to inspire students who competed to design invitations and posters and who work backstage during the show,” Albertson says. “This is in keeping with our vision of inspiring young talent in the arts, and we are extremely grateful to Dillard’s department store for their enthusiastic support, which has made this fashion and music extravaganza possible.”

Survivor Celestine West hugs Dr. Paula DeNitto and Dr. Ray Rudolph after finishing the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Savannah.

Race for the Cure Thousands of people will hit the pavement April 13 for the fifth annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure®. The race, which starts in Telfair Square, is a 1 mile and 5K run/walk that raises funds for the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Funds raised support breast health screenings and diagnostic and education programs. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Savannah Race for the Cure, and

according to event organizers, this year’s race will include a few surprises, along with live music from Hitman Blues Band, to help celebrate this milestone. The event also includes a Kids Race for the Cure that begins at 8 a.m. Teams and individuals who want to participate or those interested in volunteering can register at www. For more information, call 912-232-2535. – Katie Martin, DO

Wine fest hits Tybee Each year, hundreds of wine lovers are drawn to Tybee Island for the annual Tybee Island Wine Festival. The festival, from April 10-14, includes five events in which festivalgoers can sample international wines paired with fresh seafood. Events this year include an evening of oysters and wine at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill and a grand wine tasting on the grounds

of the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse. A champagne brunch at the Crab Shack, complete with buffet that includes everything from grits and deviled crab bites to tasty desserts, will close out the festival April 14. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater. To purchase tickets, go to www. or call 912-663-1099. – Katie Martin, DO

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had heard enough just spent nine about it to seek it days on the road out. Gotta love how with my family social media works: for spring break. Four tweets later Yes, there was and we were on our Disney and Busch JESSE way, 4.1 miles up Gardens, but there the road to Whole was also a good bit Foods Market in of sampling going on EAT IT AND LIKE IT Druid Hills. in Orlando, Tampa, The ice cream Athens and Atlanta. was the reason for It was a mouthful the drive, but what about over one spring break, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say we this Whole Foods thing? We are getting one down found plenty of places to Eat the street here in Savannah It and Like It. very, very soon, so in my More on all of that stuff amazing race to get to the another time, but I must frozen stuff, I found myself recommend Berns Steakstopping to kick the tires a house in Tampa. It is an little bit. It was after 9 p.m. absolute institution — a on a Saturday night. bucket list kind of stop. “What are you doing?” my I say this quite respectwife asks. fully, but the next time you “I want to see what is go see the Bulldogs playing coming to Savannah.” in the Outback Bowl in When Whole Foods made Tampa, give it a look. the worst-kept secret in All of that said, our Georgia official a couple of travels took us to Athens for a Season 3 shoot of “Eat years back, I got a text message from a friend. It and Like It” (coming in It was a picture of a beef September) and then to Atlanta. On my list of things display with $30-a-pound to try in Atlanta was a prod- tenderloin. “No thanks,” he said. uct I had heard wonderful So naturally I was curious things about, but never if this was true across the remembered to try. Ever heard of High Road board. Quite obviously, the reputation for Whole Foods Ice Cream? It is a high-end is “frou-frou,” but it also is at “craft” ice cream along the Fresh Market. lines of Ben and Jerry’s. It’s not available ’round these parts just yet, but I


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I find that if you are strategic with your shopping, you can get out of there safely, with enough money left over for a glass of wine. Some things at Fresh Market are actually better and cheaper, for example, than the other guys across the street. So I look. I wander. I saw red potatoes for $1.49 a pound. I saw bags of chips for $3.49. I saw steaks and chops selling per pound for around what they are at Fresh Market. It was the selection that was different, frankly. If you pay close enough attention while shopping, then you’ve seen all the same things all the time and you get used to what they cost, or should cost when the price goes up.

I saw a different cast of characters at Whole Foods, the aforementioned ice cream being just one. Do I know if all of these things are any better and a justification of the higher (in some cases) price tag? No. The ice cream was very good, though. We had the Aztec Chocolate and the Brown Butter Praline, by the way. Incredibly rich and almost demanding to be paired with something to offset that richness. Let’s hope Whole Foods will bring it with them. I recognize fully that there are preconceived notions about this new grocer coming to town. Some people won’t set foot in it on principle because they will think everything is overpriced. There will also be those who cannot wait for it to get here because they can’t live without their particular organic line of products. Some will pass, others will line up. Whole Foods is counting on about 2,200 customers a day with an average ticket of $40. That’s a lot of red potatoes. I frankly can’t wait for them to get here. Variety is good, competition is better, and taking the time to invest in a few higher-quality products for that special occasion or holiday meal is the best of all if you enjoy Eating It and Liking It as much as we do. Just leave the road rage at home when trying to navigate Victory Drive and the Truman once it opens. Oy! See you on TV.


Take a walk on the craft side


he craft beer industry is defined by four very distinct markets: brewpubs, microbreweries, regional craft breweries and contract brewing companies. It can mean different things to different beer lovers and enthusiasts, but everyone can agree that they are local or regional small-batch beers. The Brewer’s Association defines an American craft brewer as small, independent and traditional. Small referring to an annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less. A barrel is equivalent to two kegs of beer. Independent meaning less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer. Traditional meaning a brewer who has either an all-malt flagship or has at least 50 percent of its volume in either all-malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor. The craft beer community has grown to its largest point yet. There were more than 2,347 craft breweries in 2012, reaching its highest amount since before Prohibition. With all of these breweries popping up all over the place, many people ask, “Can we all get along?” The answer is yes, absolutely!




The incredible and unique stance the craft industry takes on this is simply that rising tide lifts all boats. It’s an industry that supports and works together to create awareness for the trade we love. We are thrilled to be able to unite and brew original collaboration beers with the many talented individuals across the board. Every brewer has a unique style and personality that shows in their brew. These brewers take classic and historic styles and put a unique spin to develop new styles that have no precedent. Each brewer maintains the integrity of every ingredient — it’s a labor of love. A great example of this unique community is this past Craft Brewer’s Conference in Washington, D.C., which brought together more than 6,500 craft brewing professionals to celebrate and converse about “America’s ever-growing craft beer culture.”

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>>> BUZZ, 26 A record 233 small and independent American brewery owners and brewers, representing 215 craft breweries and 46 states, climbed the steps of the United States Capitol. Together, they met with the congressional staff to discuss their stories, successes and failures, and to show their passion to the legislators who can push for more supporting laws in the industry. So who is the competition? That would be the big guys. Our goal is to target competitors like Bud, Miller or Coors and to try and convert you to the craft beer side. Recently, we’ve seen a move from the Big Beer guys (SABMiller, Anheuser-Bush InBev) to begin to imitate and “blur the lines” between craft beer and what the industry now calls “crafty beer.” If you are sitting at a bar looking for a craft brew, you may see Shock Top, Blue Moon or Third Shift. You’ve probably seen tons of ads and commercials for these beers, as well. They may seem to emulate a craft beer, but truthfully, these brands belong to “Big Beer.” Blue Moon is made by SABMILLER, Shock Top is made by Anheuser-Bush InBev and Third Shift is made by MillerCoors. This goes to show the impact the craft beer industry has made over the past several years. People are turning away from the idea of drinking mass-produced light beers and moving toward buying smaller quantities

You should expect more from your beer! You have so many choices and styles — and different beers for different seasons. Look at places in Savannah such as World of Beer, Distillery and Green Truck. These are craft beer meccas with tons of varieties and tastes to explore. of unique craft beers that show the innovation and passion of the brewer. Also, craft beers highlight the complex ingredients involved in the brew instead of watering them down. You should expect more from your beer! You have so many choices and styles — and different beers for different seasons. Look at places in Savannah such as World of Beer, Distillery and Green Truck. These are craft beer meccas with tons of varieties and tastes to explore. Every brewery you have enjoyed a beer from started off small, and drinking local beer encourages new job growth and bolsters the local economy. You know it’s fresh when it’s coming from a local brewery. You will always see a “born on” date showing the 90-day period of freshness given to your craft beer. This ensures the brew will taste exactly as it was intended by the brewer. Did you know the

majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewery? Well, you live around three. Southbound will be the newest production-only microbrewery in town. Moon River is about to celebrate 14 years of brewing here in Savannah as the original brewpub and microbrewery of the Historic District. Coastal Empire is a contract brewery creating back-to-back winning brews at the Savannah Craft Beer festival, and will soon have a location in the Hostess City. With all of these fantastic local options, you have no excuse. Take a walk on the craft side — we guarantee you will love it. Smith Mathews (brewmaster) and Carly Wiggins (marketing director) are the founders of Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah’s only production microbrewery. Go to southboundbrewingco. com or send an email to info@

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n what can only be termed a fantastic and bountiful week for Savannah cinephiles, the next seven days finds three different independent film organizations presenting three vastly different features — all noteworthy and deserving of big-screen viewing. Things kick off in a big REED way April 12 FILM SCENE at Trustees Theater with a one-show-only engagement of director Jean Renoir’s alltime classic anti-war drama “The Grand Illusion.” Considered one of the greatest movies ever made by legions of critics and filmmakers alike (Woody Allen named it one of his 10 favorite films), this intensely humanistic tale of two captured French soldiers in World War I — an aristocrat and a lowly mechanic — who meet as officers in a POW camp and dream of escape was used by Renoir to critique the thencurrent mood of Europe as it stared down the ugly, frightening rise of fascism. His viewpoint — as expressed so beautifully in this film — that common humanity should trump all geographic, racial and ideological divisions — was anathema to Hitler’s regime. So much so that after it received a major award at the 1937 Venice Film Festival, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels declared the movie “Cinematic Public Enemy No. 1,” and, fearing its message of tolerance and brotherhood would undermine German antagonism, ordered all copies confiscated and destroyed.


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In the late 1990s, a previously unknown negative was accidentally discovered in a French vault and meticulously restored by esteemed distributor Rialto Pictures. This definitive version (a full 20 minutes longer than previously available) later became the first DVD in the acclaimed Criterion Collection. The SCAD Cinema Circle presents this in a pristine digital transfer, followed by a discussion moderated by the chair of the school’s Cinema Studies department. A highly influential film that left its mark on generations of subsequent directors (the late, great Roger Ebert noted in 1999 that key sequences were paid respectful homage in both “Casablanca” and “The Great Escape,”) “The Grand Illusion” is the first foreign movie ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, and a true classic. This rare opportunity to see the restored version in one of the city’s two restored movie houses is simply not to be missed. In French with English subtitles. 7 p.m. showtime, $8 admission. The Psychotronic Film

Society’s feature for April 17 at the Sentient Bean is at the opposite end of the spectrum. “Jigsaw” is an insanely rare “psychedelic thriller” that remains unreleased on home video anywhere in the world (in any format). Originally meant as a highquality made-for-TV movie, network bigwigs deemed it too controversial to air. It wound up being shown in only one Cleveland theater for a couple of weeks in 1968 before vanishing from sight. It’s an extremely loose remake of the 1965 Gregory Peck-led mystery “Mirage,” but rather than having the lead character suffer from garden-variety amnesia, this torn-from-the-day’s-headlines update finds a seemingly paranoid man framed for murder by nefarious scientists who cloud his memories with a secret dose of LSD. The PFS has diligently tracked down a print of this unpredictable and highly sought-out Noir-esque cult gem and will screen it in honor of the 70th anniversary of the first intentional acid trip (by the drug’s creator, Albert Hoffman). 8 p.m. showtime, $6 admission

for mature audiences. On April 18, the Lucas Theatre presents the acclaimed low-budget political documentary “Follow The Leader.” Part of the wonderful Southern Circuit Tour of Indie Films, this real-life coming-ofage tale profiles three idealistic high school class presidents who dream of one day running for president of the United States. Over the course of several years, these young, fierce conservatives find their philosophies evolving and their convictions waning as they are forced to reconsider their goals and perspectives. Made for less than $30,000, it’s been hailed as a revealing look at today’s complex political scene and features appearances by famous pols such as Ted Kennedy, Michael Bloomberg and Chris Dodd. 7 p.m. showtime. $8 admission ($3 students/seniors w/ID) includes a Q&A and catered reception with the filmmaker. Jim Reed directs the award-winning Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah — presenting indie, foreign, classic and cult cinema year-round. Read more from Jim about Savannah’s film scene at | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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LOS ANGELES — “Blood-drenched” barely begins to describe Fede Alvarez’s remake of “Evil Dead,” a gore-for-broke affair that strips the flesh off Sam Raimi’s cult-beloved comic-horror franchise and exposes the demons at its core. The presence of Raimi, original collaborator Rob Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell as producers should give the faithful permission to attend what would otherwise smell like a shameless exploitation of the 1981 film, but the high production values and nonstop action offered here should also please younger genre fans who’ve never bothered to rent it. True to the essence of its predecessor but reinventing some particulars (precedent is set by Raimi’s “Evil Dead II,” which practically remade the story from scratch), this film retains the five-youthsin-a-cabin premise, but renames the characters and changes some relationships to ensure we don’t expect a beat-by-beat remake. That’s good news for Shiloh Fernandez, who has none of the humor or panache of Campbell — Fernandez’s David fills the slot of Campbell’s Ash, in that he’s the brother of the first young woman to be possessed by evil forces (Jane Levy’s Mia), but David is, wisely, never offered as an Ash-like hero. And while the original had a conventional slasher-flick setup — a co-ed spring break

trip to the woods — this one offers more justification for the remote setting and the characters’ reluctance to leave when things start to go south: Mia is a drug addict, and her brother and their friends have come to the family cabin to nurse her through a cold-turkey withdrawal. Having already steeled themselves to ignore her inevitable pleas to go home, Mia’s friends at first mistake the evidence of her possession for drug-sick desperation. Not that this misinterpretation can last for long — what with Mia’s flesh bubbling up into a scarier version of Linda Blair’s “Exorcist” visage, and her new habit of trying to kill her pals and spouting demon-voiced promises that none will live until dawn, it’s pretty clear heroin isn’t her only problem. Lou Taylor Pucci’s Eric, having discovered a mysterious book full of supernatural lore — fans recognize it as the Necronomicon, bound in human skin and full of “never repeat these magic words”-type warnings,

destined to be ignored — diagnoses Mia’s condition after having unwittingly (read: stupidly) set demons loose in the first place. But he’s too late to keep her from biting some of their friends, allowing spirits to overtake them as well. (The distinction between zombie-style biological infection and demonic possession was always a little hazy in Raimi’s series.) Pucci is this “Evil Dead’s” most charismatic cast member, but Alvarez and his co-writer Rodo Sayagues give him only one wisecrack in the whole film. Jokes are almost nonexistent here; Alvarez comes closest to trying to make us laugh (and it works) when his camera casually shows us a prop — a shotgun, a chainsaw — whose importance we remember from Raimi’s trilogy. Instead, he and his crack effects team work to make our stomachs turn. From the initial attack on Mia — the infamous “tree rape” scene — to the literal rainstorm of blood that accompanies the

climax, “Evil Dead” delivers satisfyingly disgusting effects that serve an everaccelerating action pace.

The only respite from the gore comes in those treacherous moments when one of the possessed stops spitting threats and blood to speak in the wounded, innocent voice of the human who used to inhabit its body. The flip-flopping between “why are you hurting me?” and “I will rape your soul in Hell!” is one of the original film’s gags — like Raimi’s camera, dodging trees as it offers a breakneck POV shot of demons swooping in to inhabit unwitting mortal shells — that Alvarez executes perfectly in this unasked-for but entirely welcome remake. (John DeFore/The Hollywood Reporter)

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Hot dog! coney island is calling Ten contestants brought their appetites and their game faces to Rousakis Plaza on Saturday for the shot to represent Savannah in the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest. As the contestants shoved hot dog after hot dog into their faces, a cheering crowd ate up the excitement.

In the end, pro eater Pete “Pretty Boy” Davekos from Boston won the day after scarfing 25 hot dogs. He’ll join female champion Dee “Pi Gal” Martin in Coney Island on July 4. Martin, from Carroll County, chowed her way to victory over the women Saturday with eight and a half hot dogs. —Dash Coleman

Go to to watch video of Saturday’s hot dog eating contest on River Street. To see a photo gallery of the eat-off, go to


t’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! Wait, it’s a group of barbershoppers? Members of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Savannah chapter, the 13th Colony Sound, are going way out of their way April 11 to celebrate the society’s 75th anniversary. As in up, that is — all the way to the seventh-floor terrace of the Hyatt Regency Savannah to sing a few good old songs. “I hope we all come down,” says Robert Kearns, vice president of music and performance for the 13th Colony Sound. “Fortunately, that seventh-floor terrace does not face the river, so I don’t think anyone will jump.” The chapter will perform on the terrace to recreate a special event. On April 11, 1938, 40 men gathered atop The Tulsa Club in Oklahoma to sing songs

The 13th Colony Sound in October’s ‘Witness for the Defense’

and start the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, or the SPEBSQSA. It’s unlikely anyone human will be able to see or hear the concert. Fortunately, the singers will bring it down to Earth. “We looked around town for an appropriate roof terrace just as the boys did in Tulsa, and the Hyatt came right to mind,” Kearns says. “We intend to perform in the lobby and lounge of the hotel from 8:30 to 10 p.m. We could be singing on our way into the place.” The terrace isn’t very large, but it will hold the local chapter and some guests of the Hilton Head chapter. “We’ll be about 25 to 30 guys,” Kearns says. All members are dedicated to the cause of singing barbershop harmony. “It relaxes us,” Kearns says. “It’s appealing to guys of all ages,” he says. “We have

Wha high school students t: Whe The 13th C and fellows in their n: 8 olo 90s. Whe :30-10 p. ny Sound m r e “Ever ybody Sava : Hyatt R . April 11 nnah e enjoys singing a , 2 W gency .B C o s song and bringt: Fre ay St. e ing the world into harmony.” Early members of the SPEBSQ SA chose that Whole World Singing!” name as a joke. and has about 30 mem“They picked that acro- bers. nym because the WPA and “We are proud to bring all the federal agencies were our singing to every hoscoming into existence,” pital and nursing home in Kearns says. “It was done in the area, because singing a mocking fashion to come lifts spirits, and that’s what up with a non-governmen- everybody needs,” says tal acronym people would charter member Richard not forget. Towns. “About 10 years ago, they “Music is still the landecided to do business as the guage of the soul and cheerBarbershop Harmony Soci- ful to anybody in any state ety,” he says. “That reflects of existence,” Kearns says. the international growth of “We take pride in that.” the hobby. Charter member Joe “There are chapters on Ryan is proud of the chapevery continent except ter’s projects with youth. Antarctica,” Kearns says. “Our efforts to have young “There might be one there, men continue the barbershop but I have no plans to go and style of singing has evolved check that out.” into an award-winning youth The 13th Colony Sound chorus, Savannah Storm, was chartered in 1970 with the mission “Keep The

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“I always knew that the Easter bunny was a pagan Communist. Where is Joseph McCarthy when you need him?” “Now that I learned that my Burning River property belongs to the state, I sure hope some boater doesn’t decide to pull up and camp for the weekend. Or, heaven forbid, some homeless person decide to set up a permanent camp on my property!” “It doesn’t make sense why I can’t find any ammo for my .22. I think the government is buying up all the ammunition and violating my Second Amendment that way, too.”

>>> ROOF, 30 which has already sung in several International Youth Festivals,” he says. The society hosts competitions, and the preliminary rounds have started. The chapter has high hopes for Savannah Storm. “The winner from the Carolina District Collegiate Quartet Competition will go to Toronto in July,” Kearns says. “These kids are good. “Four are present or former students of Savannah Arts Academy,” he says. “We hope to see those boys on the stage of the international competition, which occurs in early July.”

“There is no one here in the United States who has rights unless they earn them!” “How can Chatham County pay taxes on worthless property and get away with it? I thought this was the free state of Chatham!” “I have a big problem with Andres Oppenheimer’s “Calling someone illegal is demeaning” article in Tuesday’s paper. Sorry, illegal is illegal, whether it is politically correct or not!” “People keep texting and driving. I’ve seen two rear-end collisions this week!” “Why isn’t there a blog or website about dumb ads? There are some really dumb ads out there. For example, one I saw said, ‘See this 200-year-old tree? That’s why I buy gold!” “Outsiders coming into Savannah are part of the problem!”

“Music is still the language of the soul and cheerful to anybody in any state of existence. We take pride in that.” Robert Kearns, vice president of music and performance for the 13th Colony Sound

In October, the 13th Colony Sound presented a comedic presentation, “Witness for the Defense.” “I’m sure we’ll do something in November,” Kearns says. “It’s certainly a tradition worth carrying on for a new generation or two.” The Barbershop Harmony Society has more than 24,000 members around the world. A ref lection of the society’s international scope is the fact that the cur-

rent championship quartet, the Ringmasters, hails from Sweden. “It’s not your old grandfather’s mustache and straw hat any more,” Kearns says. “We sing some really exciting a capella music.” The point of it all is enjoyment for the listeners and singers alike. “We have a lot of fun doing what we’re doing,” Kearns says. “It beats watching ‘Dancing With the Stars.’”

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COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD Inauguration of 13th SSU president 10 a.m. April 12. Savannah State University. Cheryl D. Dozier will be installed as the 13th president of Savannah State University at 10 a.m. April 12 at Tiger Arena on the SSU campus. The investiture ceremony will be followed by the President’s Inaugural Gala at 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.


EVERYTHING ELSE IN SAVANNAH & BEYOND Submit your event at least two weeks in advance by going to events.savannahnow. com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0314. APRIL 11 APRIL 11 Over the Sugar Hill Club meeting 6:30 p.m. April 11. Carey Hilliard’s, 11111 Abercorn St. The Over the Sugar Hill Club will host its spring meeting April 11 at Carey Hilliards on Abercorn Street. Dave Ducan, manager at the Savannah Sugar Plant, will be the guest speaker. For more information, email Shirley Gardner at A.E. Beach High School Class of 1952 meeting 4-5 p.m. April 11. Forrest City Library. The A.E. Beach High School class of 1952 will meet at Forrest City Library on April 11. Leadership Lecture Series 6 p.m. April 11. Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the Leadership Lecture Series speaking event for spring 2013. Janisse Ray, renowned writer and environmental activist, will give her lecture and reading, “Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future,” on April 11. The event is free and open to the public. Effingham Adventure Weekend Effingham Adventure Weekend is a four-day event at Effingham County High School. XTreme Student

Night is April 11 and is free and open to all youth. The Women’s Banquet on April 12 will feature LaDonna Gatlin. Tickets are $10. The Outdoor Expo on April 13 is free and will feature a car show, family activities, giveaways and a silent auction. Hank Hough will also present a dog show with his trained Labrador retrievers. The Men’s Dinner will be April 13. Tickets are $10. The final event will be at 6 p.m. April 14, with Charles Billingsly leading a powerful worship time. Bring your family and friends! For ticket information, call 912-826-3743. For more information, go to www. effinghamadventureweekend. com. ‘Spring Awakening’ at AASU April 11-21. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Jenkins Hall Theater. Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers student theater troupe has opened ticket sales for its spring semester musical, “Spring Awakening.” Regular admission is $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, students and children. Discounts available to AASU students, faculty and staff with valid PirateCard. For show information or to purchase tickets, go to or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 912-3442801. APRIL 12 APRIL 12 Summer Art Camp open registration The city of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, which is from June 3 to Aug. 9.

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Eight camp sessions will be offered for children, providing an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and performing arts in ageappropriate group settings. Summer Art Camp takes place at DCA Studios at 9 W. Henry St. Sessions one and nine are introductory half-day camps open to children ages 4-6. These sessions are available from 9 a.m.-noon June 3-7 and Aug. 5-9. Half-day camp fees are $85 per child. Sessions two-eight are oneweek, full-day sessions open to children ages 6-12. These sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 to Aug. 2. Fullday camp fees are $135 per child. Registration forms are available at www.savannahga. gov/arts. Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information, call 912-6516783. 2013 Gryphon Gala April 12. Harborside Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Savannah. Veritas Academy and Veritas Rhetoric School will be hosting the eighth annual Gryphon Gala in the Harborside Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency

Savannah. The gala includes a silent auction, seated dinner and live auction. All proceeds from the event benefit Veritas Academy and Veritas Rhetoric School. We are excited to have as our guest speaker this year Dr. Mark Ross of Erskine Theological Seminary. Tickets are $65 per person. Table and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, call 912-238-1222 or email gala@veritassavannah. org. Ramah Academy Alumni reunion April 12-14. West Broad SDA Church, 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ramah SDA Junior Academy, formerly Ramah Parochial School, will be celebrating 99 years of Christian education from April 12-14. Events will be at West Broad SDA Church. For more information, call 912-238-8303 or 912-233-3101. Domino Effect to perform 10 p.m. April 12. Congress Street Social Club, 411 W. Congress St. Domino Effect is playing a live concert April 12 at Congress Street Social Club. The show is free and suitable for ages 21 and older. For more information, call 912-2381985.

Free tax assistance and preparation Through April 12. Live Oak Public Library, 2002 Bull St. and Live Oak Public LibrarySW Chatham Branch, 14097 Abercorn St. AARP Foundation is again providing free tax preparation assistance and e-filing of both federal and state returns for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Tax-Aide program, a free tax assistance and preparation service giving special attention to people older than 60. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. The Bull Street Library will provide services from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. The Southwest Chatham Library will provide services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For more information or to locate another AARP Tax-Aide site, call 888-227-7669 or go to APRIL 13 APRIL 13 Savannah Gateway Aglow meeting 10 a.m. April 13. Comfort Inn and Suites, 596 Al Henderson Blvd., I-95 at Hwy 204. Pastor Douglas Smith is the featured speaker for the April 13 meeting of Savannah Gateway Aglow. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and will be at the Comfort Inn and Suites. Smith is the head of Soaring Eagles Prophetic Ministries. For more information about the meeting, call Sandra Carcione at 921-5149 or Marilyn Paskauskas at 335-6623. To learn more about Savannah

Gateway Aglow, go to www. Barbecue and Boston butt Sale 5-7:30 p.m. April 13. First Baptist Church of Blitchton. First Baptist Church of Blitchton will host a barbecue plate and Boston butt sale April 13. The cost is $8 for a plate and $20 for a Boston butt. Eat in or carry out. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by singing featuring Debbie Shuman at 6:15 p.m. The Rising Sons will also perform. For more information, call 8582505 or 858-2364. Outdoor Children’s Festival and Art Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. Armstrong Atlantic State University. Calling all creatives! The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre celebrates the Arts with its annual Outdoor Children’s Festival and Art Show on SApril 13 in the courtyard outside Armstrong’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Children will find engaging activities in art, music, theater and dance throughout the courtyard, including musical performances, a sand mandala and more. For more information, call the fine arts department at 912-3442556. Home Improvement Permitting Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn St. The City of Savannah is taking its permitting process on the road in April. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13, City Development Services staff will be available at the Southside Home Depot. Citizens can get their questions answered and receive guidance on building permits, plan reviews and inspections. Those with proper documentation can even secure the appropriate permits on the spot, a process that typically takes one to two weeks. For more information, contact the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 912-6516410. | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD CinemaSavannah to screen ‘Sister’ 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 13. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. Swiss/French director Ursula Meier’s feature film debut won top awards at film festivals in Berlin and Athens, as well as prestigious nominations for Cesars (French Oscars) and European film awards. Running time is 97 minutes; in French with English subtitles. To join CinemaSavannah’s mailing list, email cinesavannah@att. net. Armstrong adult student information sessions 10:30 a.m. April 13. The Armstrong Center, Room 124, 13040 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University’s adult student information sessions will help both students who are entering college for the first time and those who want to return to complete a degree. Interested participants will learn all they need to know about admissions, financial aid and academic programs that can help students enhance their skills and advance their career. Information on certificate programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree options will be explained, as well as flexible scheduling options for working students. A session will also be in Hinesville on April 30. Go to or www. to learn more. Fundraiser for Sega Girls School 2-4 p.m. April 13. Trinity United Methodist Church, Telfair Square. A fundraiser for Sega Girls School in Tanzania will be hosted by Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Trinity United Methodist Church, Telfair Square. Admission is $10. Sega, short for Secondary Education for Girls Advancement, is a school for disadvantaged, vulnerable girls. There will be a presentation on the

school and a silent auction of artwork, papier mâché objects, gift certificates and various services. Light food and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 912-308-8286 or email Savannah Sacred Harp Singers 1-4 p.m. April 13. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers on April 13 at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. For more information, call 912-655-0994 or go to www. Junior League accepting new member applications Junior League of Savannah is looking for good women with a heart for volunteerism for the 2013-14 Provisional Class. To request an application, please contact Membership Development Chair Erinn Carter at erinnfitzgerald@hotmail. com or the Junior League of Savannah at headquarters@ Applications and fees are due by May 15. Pikes and Pets Fundraiser 1-2:30 p.m. April 13. Armstrong Atlantic State University. Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity of Armstrong Atlantic State University and TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store are joining forces for the first annual Pikes and Pets Fundraiser, to benefit Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah animal adoption and care programs. Family and pet-friendly events include a Pet Tricks Contest, Pet Costume Contest, free giveaways, prizes for BestIn-Show and Best-Dressed, celebrity judges and music. There is no entry fee for the event. There’s a suggested minimum donation of $5, or a donation of pet supplies, per

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pet for the costume and trick contests. All of the money raised from the event will be donated to FACTS. For more information regarding the entry form and event, go to 151st anniversary of Civil War battle April 13-14. Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski National Monument will host two days of programming April 13-14 to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the siege and reduction of Fort Pulaski. Events include guided tours of the fort, musket demonstrations and a boat tour. There is an entrance fee of $5 per person; children 15 and younger get in free. For more information, go to www. or call 912-7865787. MATE ROV Competition 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Drive. Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is proud to partner with the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center to once again host the annual Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition in Savannah on April 13. The goal of the competition is to give student hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For additional information, please contact the event coordinators: Cathy Sakas at

912-598-2417 or cathy.sakas@ or Jody Patterson at 912-598-2431 or jody. Fairy and Gnome Home Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Oatland Island Wildlife Center presents a day of enchantment at the “Fairy and Gnome Home Festival” on April 13. This fantastical day is all about the “wee folk” and encouraging active, imaginative, outdoor play. Costumes are encouraged! For more information on the day’s activities, go to www. or call 912395-1500. A Classical Symphony 7:30 p.m. April 13. The Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “A Classical Symphony” on April 13 at the Lucas Theatre. The evening will begin with Haydn’s final work, Symphony No. 104, followed by Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, considered to be one of the first neoclassical compositions and one of the composer’s most popular and beloved works. Rounding out the evening will be Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, or the Italian Symphony. Tickets are $16-$65 per person, and may be purchased online at www. or by calling the box office at 912-525-5050.

Jet Edison to perform 10 p.m. April 13. Mojo’s, 307 W. River St. Jet Edison is playing a live concert April 13 at Mojo’s. Jet Edison has emerged from the Colorado music scene as a top rock/ fusion band. This concert is free and suitable for ages 21 and older. Boys & Girls Clubs summer program registration Registration for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Empire Summer Program is now in progress. The Boys & Girls Club summer program is offered at two sites; the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club at 510 E. Charlton St. and the Kayton-Frazier Boys & Girls Club at 801 Brewer St. The programs will run from June 10-Aug. 2 for children in kindergarten up to age 12. Hours of operation for the Frank Callen club are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MondayFriday; cost is $120 per child and $130 for new members. The Kayton–Frazier unit will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost is $2 for current and new members. Lunch and dinner are served daily at both locations. To register, call the Frank Callen club at 912-2332939, ext. 1, the KaytonFrazier club at 912-443-9143 or go to the clubs from 3-9 p.m. Register now because space is limited. Church to host garage sale 8 a.m.-noon April 13. Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall. Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church will have a garage sale April 13 in the Fellowship Hall. Coastal Savannah Writing Project spring workshops 9 a.m. April 13. Armstrong campus, University Hall room 125, 11935 Abercorn St. CSWP will host a workshop that helps teachers celebrate National Poetry Month with their K-12 students April 16. “National Poetry Month: Teaching Narrative through

Writing Poetry” workshop will provide fresh ideas for teaching students to read and enjoy poetry. The workshop will also prepare teachers to help their writers transfer poetic elements to elevate narrative writing to meet important Common Core Standards, such as “using concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.” The cost is $25. To register, go to www. coastal_savannah_writing_ project, call 912-344-2702 or email writing.project@ The UnMaskerade 6:30 p.m. April 13. The Hoskins Center at Memorial University Hospital. The UnMaskerade fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Center will be April 13. The event will feature a live and silent auction along with comedian Roz McCoy. Tickets are $100 per person or $700 per eight-person table. For more information, call 912-233-3000 or go to www. APRIL 14 APRIL 14 Taxed Enough rally 2-4 p.m. April 14. Lake Mayer. The Savannah Tea Party invites you to come to Lake Mayer on April 14 and let your voice be heard. Join with other Americans who are against the government taking more and more of our money to give to others and to waste on government giveaways. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of our guest speakers: Congressman Jack Kingston; Congressman Paul Broun; Michael McNeely, chairman of the Georgia Black Republican Council; and Melvin Everson, director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. For more information, call Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver at 912663-8728, or go to www.

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COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD Sunday Supper & Serenade 6 p.m. April 14. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Drive, off Middleground Road. SCC will present Sunday Supper & Serenade at Savannah Commons on April 14. These concerts highlight local assisted living facilities, a relationship made possible with the support of Hospice Savannah. Tickets benefit the SCC’s travel fund, as the choirs prepare for a tour to Nashville, Tenn., in May. To purchase tickets, go to www. Openings at First Presbyterian Day School The First Presbyterian Day School is enrolling preschool children ages 2, 3 and 4 for the 2013-14 school year that begins Aug. 19. Children must be 2 years of age on or before Sept. 1. The school is a Reggio-inspired fullday, year-round program serving working parents and is an NAEYC-accredited preschool program at 540 William Hilton Parkway. For more information, call school director Sissy Jarrell at 912681-3695. 2013 Gulfstream Spring Lecture Series 4 p.m. April 14. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Savannah State University Professor of English B.J. Love will discuss the collaborative writing process in literature, referencing his own new cowritten poetry book, “Yes, I’m Sure This Was a Beautiful Place.” APRIL 16 APRIL 16 Public hearings on Child Care and Development Fund 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 16. Savannah Technical College Crossroads Campus, 190 Crossroads Pkwy. Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the Georgia Association of Child Care Resource & Referral agencies invite you to public hearings on the Child Care

attend. A free dinner will be provided to participants, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call Savannah’s Public Information Office at 912-651-6410.

and Development Fund state plan. DECAL is the lead agency that will prepare and submit the plan, which will describe how Georgia will administer CCDF services from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2015. A draft of theplan and a schedule of all public hearings can be reviewed at qualityinitiatives/ccdfplan. aspx. April Ogeechee Audubon Society Meeting 7 p.m. April 16. First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. In June, five members of the Ogeechee Audubon Society visited the remarkable birding habitats in Nome, Barrow and Denali National Park, Alaska. Local ornithological author and photographer Diana Churchill will present her photographic record of that trip, along with commentary by fellow travelers Dot Bambach and Sandy Beasley. This meeting of the society is free and open to the public. Digital Imaging Basics 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, April 16 and 23. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Digital Imaging Basics is a two-night course on photography language and equipment, scene modes and menu options, how megapixels affect print size and quality, the difference between dpi and ppi, different file types, storage and print options, transferring images from your camera to your PC and sharing images through email and social media. The cost is $70. For more information, go to conted/digital.html or contact Judy Fogarty at jfogarty@ or 912644-5967. Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski Society meeting 6:30–8:30 p.m. April 16. St. James Catholic Church Meeting Room (enter through pair of doors east of the narthex’s main entrance, facing the church parking lot),


8412 S. Whitefield Ave. This is a meeting for individuals interested in Polish heritage and language in the Savannah area. ACPC affiliation, Battle of Savannah activities, outreach to other communities and language lessons will be the main topics for discussion. For more information, call Edward Krolikowski at 912598-4421 in the evening. St. Pius X High School Alumni Association membership registration The St. Pius X High School Alumni Association is accepting registration for membership. Dues are $24 a year. All students who attended the school from 1952-71 are invited to register. Make checks payable to SPXHSAA; mail to Rex DeLoach Jr. at 1513 E. 34th St. Savannah, GA 31404 or attend the next scheduled meeting. The association will host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. April 20 at the Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Hall, 112 Fell St. All students who attended the school between 1952-71 are encouraged to attend. Greet old friends and make new fun! For membership, contact Rex (Class of ‘55) at 912-238-0190. Girls Basketball Skills Camp June 24-26. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Alumni Arena, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State

University will host a Girls Basketball Skills Camp from June 24-26. The camp is for girls in grades 2-9. Cost: $115 each before June 19, $140 after. Group rate: Five for $95 each, prior to June 19. For more information, contact Coach Matt Schmidt at 912344-3110 or Digging Savannah Archaeology Lecture Series 6 p.m. April. 16. Armstrong’s Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University announces its first semester-long program devoted to archaeology, Digging Savannah. The grant-funded program, led by archaeology and anthropology faculty members Barbara Bruno and Laura Seifert, will bring a number of noted leaders in the field. April 16 will feature Georgia Southern University archaeologist Lance Greene and his talk, “Life in the Prison Pen: Archaeology at Camp Lawton.” APRIL 18 APRIL 18 Registration open for 2013 Youth Summit The city of Savannah and Chatham County will host the 2013 Youth Summit from 5–9 p.m. May 13 at the Savannah Civic Center. Local youth between the ages of 11-20 and their parents are invited to

‘Seven Keys to Baldpate’ 7 p.m. April 18-20; 2:30 p.m. April 21. Savannah Arts Academy. The Savannah Arts Academy’s Theatre Department, under the direction of Andrea Verdis, department chair, presents its spring production, “Seven Keys to Baldpate” at 7 p.m. April 18–20 and 2:30 p.m. April 21. General admission is $10; tickets for students and senior citizens are $6. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door the night of the show. Protecting your children from predators seminar 7 p.m. April 18. Marsh Auditorium of Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dr. Anna Salter, an internationally recognized expert on sex offenders, will discuss how to protect children from molesters on April 18 at Candler Hospital. “Predators Among Us: How Molesters Trick Kids and Parents,” is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. For more information, call 912-236-1401. Prescription drug drop-off program Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area’s year-round prescription drug drop-off location. The Armstrong Police Department now hosts a permanent drop box for accepting unused prescription drugs, which is in the lobby of the university police building on campus, 11935 Abercorn St. The police department is open 24 hours a day, year-round. The program is open to the public, and all drop-offs are confidential. For more information, call the Armstrong Police Department at 912-344-3333.

Jewels and Jeans 7-10 p.m. April 18. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St. Jewels and Jeans will be April 18 at America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Dress for this affair is rock star chic! The evening offers a silent auction, an art auction, live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary bar. Tickets for $75 a person will be available soon at www. APRIL 19 APRIL 19 Bingo night in Bloomingdale 7 p.m. April 19. Bloomingdale Community Center. Bingo night will be April 19 at the Bloomingdale Community Center. There will be cash prizes awarded. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available. All proceeds go to the maintenance of the history museum. For more information, call Jerry 912-856-3002. Bloomingdale Community Center, from Hwy. 80 turn onto Pine St. the center is one block on the left. NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19-20. The 38th annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens will be April 19-20. Southern tea will take place each day from 2-4 p.m. at the Green Meldrim House. This is a walking tour of nine private gardens in Savannah’s Historic District, plus the Massie School Boys and Girls gardens. Tickets are $40 each or $35 each for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 912-961-4805 or go to www. GnomeCon April 19-21. The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. GnomeCon, a threeday convention created by Savannah-area board gamers, is slated for April 19-21. GnomeCon is a 501(c)(3) formed for educational, literary, artistic and charitable purposes. For more information, go to or email | Savannah Morning News | 912-236-9511

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COMMUNITY MOVIES FOOD AASU hosts TechFest 2013 Noon-4 p.m. April 19. Armstrong’s Science Center, Room 1405, 11935 Abercorn St. Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology announces TechFest 2013. TechFest is presented with the Technology Association of Georgia and Armstrong’s web bachelor of science in information technology program, with the goal of building a stronger technology community in the area. The event will also showcase the potential for career development in the technology field available at Armstrong and in Savannah. The event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. To register, contact Chris McCarthy at chris.mccarthy@ or Serena Rodriguez at serena.rodriguez@ For more information, call 912-344-3542. Roll the dice at Casino for a Cause April 19. Richmond Hill City Center. The third annual Casino for a Cause benefiting The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism will be April 19 at Richmond Hill City Center. Each guest will receive “funny money” to play blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, and then enter a grand prize raffle at the end of the night with their winnings. The evening will be filled with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction, raffle and music. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple and must be purchased in advance at or by calling 912-355-9098. APRIL 20 APRIL 20 Watercolor painting class 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 20 and 28. Tybee Arts Association building, 7 Cedarwood Drive, Tybee Island. “Vision in Watercolors,” a watercolor painting class instructed by Brad D. Hook, will be from 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 20 and 28. The classes will be

‘Les Miserables’ auditions 6 p.m. April 22. Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Auditions for “Les Miserables” will be April 22. Singers for principle and ensemble roles are needed. Show dates are Aug. 15-18 and Aug. 22-24. To reserve an audition time or for more information, email

conducted at the Tybee Arts Association building. Brad’s unique and fresh style of watercolors are the main focus of the class, as well as developing your own style of painting. Beginning painters are welcome and encouraged. Email for more information. Jazz at the Beach 2-6 p.m. April 20. North Beach Bar & Grill, 33 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island. North Beach Bar & Grill will host the third annual Jazz at the Beach, a fundraiser to benefit the Savannah Philharmonic, on April 20. Patrons will enjoy a relaxing afternoon of delicious food and friendship while listening to the upbeat tunes of Velvet Caravan and bidding on unique silent auction items. Tickets are $30 per person, and are available for at www.savannahphilharmonic. org or by calling 912-232-6002. Starfish Gala 7 p.m. April 20. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, Grand Ballroom, 1 Resort Drive. This black-tie optional gala event will benefit Union Mission, a non-profit organization offering a range of services including handson culinary training for local homeless and at-risk individuals through the Starfish Café. The Starfish Gala will feature cocktails, culinary delights, an electronic auction, live music and dancing. Cost is $150 per person. For more information, call 912-236-7423. APRIL 21 APRIL 21 Savannah Friends of Music present concert 3 p.m. April 21. Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. Savannah Friends of Music and Maestro Phillip Greenberg will present Artur Kaganovskiy, violinist, in celebration of SFOM’s 10th anniversary, on April 21 at Temple Mickve Israel. Joining Kaganovskiy will be Ezster Szilveszter, violist, and Pavel Gintov, pianist, as they perform a program of virtuoso compositions. A


“Meet the Artists” reception with light refreshments follows the concert. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www. or by sending a check to SFOM, P.O. Box 15873, Savannah, GA 31416, or by calling 598-1126. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before the performance. For more information, call 912-355-4252. St. Peter’s to host concert 4 p.m. April 21. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 W. Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. The Elaris Duo with Mary Watanabe McKee will perform April 21 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The concert will include violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public. JaLon Blacc to perform 6 p.m. April 21. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road. JaLon Blacc is playing a live concert April 21 at Muse Arts Warehouse. This show is suitable for all ages and donations will be accepted. For information, call 912-303-4987. 2013 Gulfstream Spring Lecture Series 4 p.m. April 21. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. SCAD Professor of Writing James Lough will share excerpts from his forthcoming book on the Chelsea Hotel and discuss the process of interviewing former residents and compiling and organizing the interviews into a single narrative.

The Rite of Swing! 5 p.m. April 21. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Fine Arts Auditorium. The Coastal Jazz Association will present the annual Duke Ellington Tribute on April 21, which celebrates the outstanding music of one of America’s greatest composers and musicians. Ellington is credited for composing more than 1,000 songs. The concert will feature the Savannah Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of Drs. Randall Reese and Teddy Adams. This event is free and open to the public. APRIL 22 APRIL 22 Waving Girls chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America meeting April 22. Coastal Center for Development Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. The Waving Girls chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America will host its monthly meeting April 22 at the Coastal Center for Development Services. There will be a presentation by a social worker from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital. The Waving Girls make more than 100 smocked and embroidered “Wee Care” gowns for the babies at the hospital each year. A demonstration of gown construction is planned following the presentation. Visitors are warmly welcomed. For more information, contact president Debbie Edenfield at

SAT Preparation Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Comprehensive preparation for the SAT exam for college-bound students. Includes basic reviews of fundamental skills, practice tests and test-taking strategies. Group discounts available for three or more students who register at the same time. Essay Writing for the SAT: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 30, $125; Critical Reading Prep for the SAT: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 22-May 27, $160; Math Prep for the SAT: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 23-May 28, $160. For more information, go to conted/satprep.html or contact Judy Fogarty at jfogarty@ or 912644-5967. Microsoft PowerPoint 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 22 and 24. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. This class covers the essentials of dynamic persuasive presentations: slides, layouts, transitions, themes, clip art, animation, sound, charts, tables, SmartArt, hyperlinks and multimedia. The cost is $85. For more information, go to ceps. microsoft.html or contact Judy Fogarty at jfogarty@ or 912644-5967. APRIL 23 APRIL 23 CASA recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month 5-7:30 p.m. April 23. Chickfil-A of Pooler, 180 Pooler Parkway. From 5-7:30 p.m., donations from each transaction at the Chick-fil-A in Pooler will support CASA.

Banquet benefits Covenant Care Adoptions 6:30 p.m. April 23. De Soto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. Covenant Care Services is pleased to invite residents of Savannah and Coastal Georgia to its annual fundraising banquet April 23. Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr. will be the speaker. There is no charge to attend, although a reply is required by April 19 to reserve your seat. The public can reply online at APRIL 25 APRIL 25 Wine and cheese fundraiser to benefit dog park 5-8 p.m. April 25. Marker 107, 2943 Kilkenny Road. Marker 107 will host a wine and cheese event April 25 to raise money for the development of Bryan County’s dog park. Jeff’s Beverage will provide the wine and also have staff on hand to share information on their selection of wines. A cash bar will also be available. The event includes live music and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $35 per person ($40 at the door) and are available at the Bark Park website, www., or in Richmond Hill at the RHBC Chamber of Commerce at 2591 Hwy. 17; PawParazzi at Parker’s Square, 11408 Ford Ave.; Ella’s of Richmond Hill, 10686 Ford Ave.; and Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453 Hwy. 17, next to Spine & Sport. LAA 26th annual Spring Art Show 5-8 p.m. April 25. Plantation Club Ballroom at The Landings, Skidaway Island. This is the largest judged Landings Art Association show of the year. Last year, art from 90 artists was viewed by more than 400 attendees. Tickets are $5 and are available at Smith Bros. Village Market, CJ’s Hallmark, LOCAL COLOR, The Dolphin & The Mermaid, at the door of the event or by calling Lydia Bishop at 912-335-8148.

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CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Nursery powder 5 Hold the same view 10 Ring around a castle 14 White-centered snack 15 Swag 16 “___ la Douce” 17 Be this close to having in-laws 20 Place for a tiny flag 21 Like some horror film settings 22 “Honky ___ Woman” 25 “___ we forget” 26 Gibson of Tinseltown 29 Everything’s downhill from here 31 Wedding reception tributes 35 “___ got my eyes on you” 36 Doesn’t receive for nothing 38 Spring’s opposite, tidewise 39 Typical mall anchor 43 Not even a semipro? 44 “Toodle-oo!” in Honolulu 45 Exploit 46 Deprive of nourishment 49 Black & Decker item 50 Garbage can part 51 Muddy the waters 53 Ever so proper 55 Hymnal’s kin 58 Gymnast Comaneci 62 Be self-evident 65 Encircled by 66 Tedium 67 Villain in the Batman series 68 Guitar string tighteners 69 Catches one’s breath 70 Word after “who,” “what” or “where”

DOWN 1 Charge down the highway 2 Flooring measure 3 Sudden transition 4 Really fancy? 5 Org. that accredits law schools 6 Took revenge on 7 “Portnoy’s Complaint” novelist 8 Neighbor of Lucy and Ricky 9 Hole for a shoelace 10 Vigorously aggressive, as in support of a cause 11 Doggie-bag items 12 Asian au pair 13 ___ Heel (native of North Carolina) 18 Miss on the run 19 “Before I forget ...” 23 Without water, to a mixologist 24 Destiny or fate, to some

26 King with a golden touch 27 Word with “main” or “blessed” 28 Greek penny, once 30 Got down to be dubbed 32 Capital of South Korea 33 Ankle bones 34 What some people do when they’re over 55? 37 Privacy violator 40 Strikes from on high 41 Odin’s thunderous son 42 County seat in central Kansas 47 GM’s electric car 48 “Both work for me” 52 Spaghetti Western maker Sergio 54 Indecisive response 55 Fleshy fruit, as an apple or pear

TODAY’S WORD — COURAGE (COURAGE: KUR-ij: The ability to face danger or fear; bravery.)


Average mark 20 words Time limit 35 minutes Can you find 29 or more words in COURAGE? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — IMMERSED

56 Drink heartily 57 Takes a few laps, say 59 Rotary phone feature 60 Respites for the road-weary

61 Tommie or James 62 Spark-plug specification 63 Egyptian boy king 64 Family girl, for short

ides mere mime mire miser eider emir emmer reed remise reside

sire deem deer deism demise dermis desire dime dimmer dire dries

RULES OF THE GAME 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of ”s,” such as ”bats” or ”dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a ”d” or an ”s” may not be used. For example, if ”bake” is used, ”baked” or ”bakes” are not allowed, but ”bake” and ”baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.


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Refuse to let anyone put demands on your time and avoid being stubborn or putting up with impatient, unyielding people. Following what feels right will lead you in a direction you won’t regret. Use your energy wisely, not vengefully. By putting it to good use, you can turn your dreams into reality. Your numbers are 3, 11, 23, 26, 35, 38 and 42.


March 21-April 19: Collect your thoughts

before you decide to make a move. Impatience will lead to mistakes. Consider what you must do to reduce the pressure being put on you by colleagues, friends or someone in an influential position. Show your leadership ability. 3 stars



April 20-May 20: Use your imagination if you want something. A creative approach will capture attention and expand your audience. Emotions may not be easy to control, but showing your passion will end up being an asset. Don’t underestimate the competition. 3 stars




May 21-June 20: Limit what and how you

do things. Too much of anything will be your downfall. Getting involved in a cause you feel passionate about will help take your mind off personal issues that have the potential to spin out of control. 3 stars


June 21-July 22: A diplomatic approach to whatever you do and whoever you deal with will help you avoid unnecessary last-minute changes that can derail your plans. Slow and steady progress will come with compromise and understanding. Avoid aggressive behavior. 4 stars


July 23-Aug. 22: Your generosity will

not help you when you are out of cash. Love is in the stars, but ulterior motives are also present. Keep your emotions in check. Focus on you for a change and what you can do to improve. 2 stars


Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Ask questions if you

want a straight answer. Money must be put to good use. Impulsive purchases, lending or borrowing will lead to stress

and added pressure. Re-evaluate your position and what you can do to secure and stabilize your life. 5 stars


Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Avoid pressure

situations. Listen intently and give great thought to your response. Abrupt and impulsive actions will not bode well with personal or professional partners. Back away from anyone treating you disrespectfully. New surroundings will help you rejuvenate. 3 stars


Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Take on a new creative project or resurrect one that still holds your interest. Let someone you care about know exactly how you feel and what your intentions are and you will enhance your relationship. Make contractual changes to suit future trends. 3 stars


Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Do all you can to explore new avenues, meet new people and venture down paths that promise adventure. Love is in the stars and sharing something unique with someone special will send you in a positive direction. 3 stars


Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Uncertainty will leave you confused. Keep an open mind and an open heart, but don’t refuse to see who is on your team and who isn’t. An emotional situation will surface. If handled properly, you will retrieve stability. 5 stars


Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Revisit an old skill

or service. An extra source of income will come in handy, allowing you more chances to expand your interests and your future endeavors. People from your past must be monitored before you pick up where you left off. 2 stars


Feb. 19-March 20: Ask for favors and look

at investments that will help you get what you want. Let your powers of persuasion lead the way to victory. If you choose wisely, you will be the one delegating the work, not doing it. 3 stars


You are passionate and progressive. You are charming, engaging and entertaining.

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